Thomas de Maziere

‘Not Yet’ On Syrian Migrant Downgrade, German Officials Say

The German government assured Friday there had been no changes to its refugee policy for Syrians, after the interior minister said they would be given a lesser status that excluded family reunifications. Government spokesman Steffen Seibert said “a change” to

Allah Hu Akbar

Pressure Mounts On German Interior Minister

A few years ago, Thomas de Maiziere was seen as a leading candidate to succeed Angela Merkel one day. What he lacked in charisma, he made up for in competence and reliability, the same traits that had vaulted his boss

File photo of German Interior Minister de Maiziere presenting a draft law at a news confer